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RE: On Focus Question

From: Homme, James <james.homme@highmark.com>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 14:27:07 +0000
To: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BF85B26B8ED7B647ACAD9C68E89DA5544111A056@HMBREXMP03.highmark.com>
I was thinking of this as moving to list item controls within a list box control. So, I was thinking that focus would go from one list item to the next list item. Are you saying that making a list item active is different from changing a value? 



-----Original Message-----
From: Sailesh Panchang [mailto:sailesh.panchang@deque.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:37 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: On Focus Question

SC 3.2.1 is triggered not on input / altering state of control but on focus.
So for instance, if a popup is launched even as you tab to a link ...
not activate the link, a non sighted user may not even realize
something has changed. Sometimes even a new window opens up when one
tabs to a link. This is violation of SC 3.2.1

Changing the selection in a drop down that triggers a change in page's
content as one tabs out or even when one is trying to navigate through
the options in the drop down is a case of SC 3.2.2
This is the case even when auto-tab is turned on  that causes the
focus to jump to the next field as soon as one enters text into an
edit field. ... this unexpected change of contex on inputt
Sailesh Panchang

On 5/22/13, Homme, James <james.homme@highmark.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking at 3.2.1 On Focus
> When any component receives focus, it does not initiate a change of context.
> (Level A)
> Here's what I'm thinking. If I press an arrow key while focus is in a drop
> down, focus does go to another list item, and the page does change before I
> get to pick the item I want. In that situation, this is a violation. If
> instead, I get focus to the box and press Alt + Down Arrow, I can scroll
> through the box at will and pick my choice. Then, I can tab out of the box
> and that initiates a change on the page. My question is this. Is this only a
> violation because I may not know that I can use Alt + Down Arrow, or is it a
> violation for some other reason. I realize that in a normal Windows dialog
> box, plain arrow keys don't initiate a change.
> Thanks.
> Jim
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